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Big budget cuts needed

Only two weeks are left before Pulaski Town Council needs to have a 2011-12 Fiscal Year Budget to advertise for public hearing. But if it’s going to be balanced, it…

New River post office closing

At the end of 2010, the United States Postal Service announced the closing of nearly 500 post offices throughout the country. With that number quickly growing to reach 2,000, the…

Tornadoes may require Pulaski zoning changes

The size of lots in the tornado zone in the Town of Pulaski may prompt the town to amend some of its zoning regulations. According to Assistant Town Manager David…

Ten percent of fund spent

Just over 10 percent of the $236,151 donated to the Pulaski Tornado Relief Fund has been spent to date, according to county officials. Assistant County Administrator Robert Hiss said $25,408…

Downed aircraft was false alarm

A severe thunderstorm and controlled burn combined to make for the “perfect storm” and some anxious moments at New River Valley Airport Tuesday night. Dublin Fire Chief Ronnie McClure said…

Game to score for tornado relief

The annual Faculty-Senior Basketball Game at Pulaski County High School is a community event that generally helps to raise money for needed sports materials. However, this year proceeds from the…

Mail carriers to hold food drive

Mail carriers will collect non-perishable food from customers Saturday for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Last year, Pulaski County postal customers contributed…

Pepper’s Ferry OKs budget, pay increases

Pepper’s Ferry Regional Wastewater Treatment Authority has approved a $4.7 million 2011-12 budget that includes pay increases for employees while reducing the sewage treatment rate Although the treatment rate is…

Nurses to recognize ‘40 Under 40’

RICHMOND – Virginia Nurses Foundation (VNF) is accepting nominations for its first-ever “40 Under 40 Awards.” The awards will recognize 40 Virginia RNs (registered nurses) under the age of 40…

RU increasing tuition

RADFORD – Both in- and out-of-state students at Radford University will pay more for tuition when the 2011-12 academic year begins. The university’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to increase…